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Save The Coffeeboy: Ransom Note Generator

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Great for Wiki or Blog headers....or Just for Fun!

I really like this Ransom Note Generator...but it's a bit tricky...you have to play with it to get good results adding spaces and the like. But when you'e done you can download the image to your HD & i crop it with iPhoto but i think it's right nifty!
Here are some tips from the site
Tips:Use the button at the top of your picture to download it to your computer! See this page for more ideas!
To align the text (left, center, or right) on this picture, just put spaces before or after any of the words until you like the way it looks.
This particular image generator's font can benefit from using various upper and lower cased letters. TrY DoiNG iT foR DiFfeRenT ResULts!

Another Good (and fun!) Header Resource is Spell with Flickr...
this resource i think i really need to give a rest because i love it SO much i believe i've overused it! but it just charms me so...and i love playing with it because if you don't like a…

Siftables: The next thing in Hands-On learning?

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"MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables -- cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?"

I'm frankly gobsmacked! WOW!....this just sets my mind a reeling with all the possibilities and then i go back to the thought...is this just another toy or the next wave of interactive manipulative's!? what say you?

comments sought & desired...

from Twitter:
russeltarrTED Video - Do you think Siftables will be the next big thing in technology and education? -

Discovery Shark Week

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Discovery Shark Week starts tomorrow Aug 2
And there are events in Second Life celebrating it!

Learn more about Shark Week

Aug 2nd Grand re- opening of Dive World
You are invited to attend at 12 PM SLT.
Here's the SLURL

Saturday Aug 8th, 8 AM SLT - 10 AM SLT
"Sharks After Dark" private event for DEN in Second Life.

To register and for more information please go HERE
There will be a limit of 60 people for this event